Month: September 2015

Build edifice of sustainable development on self-discipline and equity – President Sirisena urges world leaders

President Maithripala Sirisena said the edifice of sustainable development should be built upon the foundation of self-discipline and equity. If this could be practised at a personal, community, national and global level, it would mark a giant leap forward for human kind, he added. “I propose that we, as national leaders, take cognizance of this…

Obama praises President Sirisena’s commitment for democracy and good governance

President of the United States Barack Obama praised President Maithripala Sirisena’s commitment and actions taken for strengthening of democracy and good governance in Sri Lanka. He made these remarks yesterday (Sep. 28) at a meeting with President Sirisena while participating in the 70th session of the UNGA. President Obama expressed his appreciation about the changes…

John Kerry calls on President

President Sirisena recalled the historic visit of Secretary Kerry to Sri Lanka in May and expressed the view that following Parliamentary elections in August and the formation of a National Unity Government, the time has now come to follow up on several agreed initiatives to promote US-Sri Lanka relations. Secretary Kerry congratulated President Sirisena for…

Freedom, democracy & human rights will be strengthened through new Constitution- President

President Maithripala Sirisena has said that his Government will take steps to strengthen the freedom, democracy and human rights in the country by introducing a new Constitution. The President, who arrived in New York to attend the 70th Session of UNGA, made these observations after engaging religious observances at the New York Buddhist Temple, yesterday…

We will strive continuously for gender equality and women’s empowerment – President

President Maithripala Sirisena said the government will take the responsibility of ensuring the promotion and protection of the rights of women in Sri Lanka very seriously and remains firm in the commitment to strive continuously with diligence to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment. Delivering the Commitment Statement at the Global Leaders’ Meeting on Gender…

Sri Lanka, as a pioneer of eco-sensitive civilization will strive to achieve SDG goals – President

President Maithripala Sirisena said Sri Lanka will act with determination as a pioneer of eco-sensitive civilization that is emerging in the 21st century to achieve the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals and targets that have been adopted by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). Addressing the UNGA Session on Sustainable Development…

President meets Prime Ministers of Pakistan & Malta

President Maithripala Sirisena who is in New York to participate in the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly met Pakistani Prime Minister Mr. Nawaz Sharif and Prime Minister of Malta Mr. Joseph Muscat yesterday (Sep. 26) at UN Headquarters. During the meeting with the Prime Minister of Pakistan, attention was paid on political…